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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Nissan Maxima steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302013


  • 73,000 miles


While driving, car suddenly stops responding, the steering wheel locks into position, the engine looses power, and stops running. It happened four times over the past two years. The speed of the vehicle during the incidents was between 20 - 35 mph.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132010


  • 85,000 miles
Airbag burn/ injury my car hydroplaned and crashed against center divider on freeway during rainy weather. The driver-side airbag deployed upon crash and caused a bruise and 2nd degree burn to my left arm (inner forearm). The bruise injury was from the impact of the airbag deployment. Additionally, the Nissan logo (decal) on the steering wheel impacted my arm and caused a 2nd degree burn - this burn has now left a permanent scar in the shape of the Nissan logo on my left arm. I noticed that this is a design defect on the Nissan cars their Nissan logo decals are not flush with the steering surface (like other car manufacturers) and hence can severely impact the driver in case of airbag deployment.

- Fremont, CA, USA

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